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August 29th

Mary Beckwith Foster

Mary Beckwith Foster, 72, of North Liberty and formerly of Spencer, passed away at her home on Aug. 19, 2011.
Graveside services were held Friday, Aug. 26, at 1:30 p.m. at Riverside Cemetery in Spencer. Visitations were held between 12:30-1:15, August 26 at Grace United Methodist Church in Spencer.
In late September, the family will host a celebration of Mary’s life at Jefferson Point Senior Housing in North Liberty. Details and online condolences can be obtained from Lensing Funeral Service in Iowa City at www.lensingfuneral.com.

Jessie Hargrove

Jessie Hargrove, 67, of Cedar Rapids, died Tuesday, Aug. 23, 2011, at St. Luke’s Hospital following a brief illness. Services were held Aug. 27 at Gospel Tabernacle Church, Cedar Rapids, by Pastor Mary Beets and Pastor Tim Pridegon. Burial was at Linwood Cemetery.
Jessie was preceded in death by her parents and her husband.
Local survivors include a son, Anthony Hargrove and wife Jodie of North Liberty.

Alton Johnson

Alton C. “AC” Johnson, 92, lifetime resident of the Iowa City area, died Saturday, Aug. 20, 2011, at Mercy Iowa City. A gathering of family and friends was held Aug. 23 at Gay & Ciha Funeral and Cremation Service in Iowa City.
In lieu of flowers, a memorial fund has been established in Alton’s memory.
Online condolences may be sent for his family through the Web at www.gayandciha.com.

Bessie Konecny

Bessie B. Konecny, 92, of Ely, died Sunday, Aug. 21, 2011. Service was held Aug. 24 at Brosh Chapel in Cedar Rapids. Burial followed in Rogers Grove Cemetery, near Ely.
Bessie was born March 27, 1919, the daughter of Joe and Anna (Kubichek) Binko in Ely. She married Charles Frank Konecny on Dec. 16, 1953. Bessie and Charlie farmed in the Ely area all their lives. She enjoyed time spent farming, taking care of her flowers and garden as well as cooking.
Bessie is survived by her daughter, Patty Konecny of Cedar Rapids.

Marcella Sovers

Marcella A. Sovers, 89 of Solon, died Monday, Aug. 22, 2011 at the Solon Nursing Care Center. Funeral Mass was held Thursday, Aug. 25, at St. Mary Catholic Church in Solon. Burial followed in Memory Gardens Cemetery, Iowa City.

Hawk Talk

This is the final preview of Hawkeye football 2011.
This week I’ll look at the middle linebackers, the secondary and the special teams.

When James Morris (6-2, 227) started practicing last fall as a true freshman, he knew he would have a shot at playing on special teams.
James, who will be a sophomore, did that the first couple of games until injuries took their toll at the linebacker position.

CLASSIFIED

HELP WANTED

Mental health office seeking part-time receptionist with great customer skills beginning Sept. 1. Responsibilities include administrative work and interacting with clients in office/by phone. Experience with health insurance and billing are required. Send resume to: CCCC, PO Box 667, North Liberty, IA 52317. 8/31

Meet your school board candidates

SOLON– There will be three choices to fill two seats.
Voters in the Solon Solon Community School District (SCSD) will decide Tuesday, Sept. 13, on two members for the district’s board of education.
Incumbent Dean Martin will be seeking re-election, while Dan Coons and Jeremiah Sinnwell are also seeking seats. The candidates will be running to fill two at-large seats for the expiring terms of current board members Martin and Tim Brown.
All three candidates were presented with a set of three brief questions by the Economist and asked to respond.
Here are their replies:

Dan Coons

The school board election is Sept. 13

Area family donates toward accessible pier

JOHNSON COUNTY– One long-time Solon-area family will memorialize its father and help many future park users for years to come.
The family of Leon Cooper has donated over $2,000 to aid in the construction of a handicapped-accessible fishing pier to be built on the 27-acre lake at F.W. Kent Park near Oxford.